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Cisco 12816 Router

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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The Cisco 12000 Series represents the industry's most intelligent portfolio of routing solutions that scale from 2.5Gbps/slot to 40G/slot capacity service-enabling carrier IP/MPLS core and edge networks worldwide. This proven portfolio leverages state of the art silicon and software technologies, delivering uncompromising routing performance, unparalleled QoS capabilities, comprehensive high availability support, ATM/Frame transport and an integrated core and edge feature set.

The Cisco 12816 Router is the industry’s first proven terabit system available for service providers to build IP/MPLS networks and deploy high-end edge services in a 16-slot, 40 Gigabit/slot full rack chassis that delivers 1.28 Terabits per second switching capacity with high performance, scalability, and proven investment protection. Existing Cisco 12416 and Cisco 12016 systems can be field upgraded to Cisco 12816 40G/slot capacity.

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